2017 Kandler Dinner - Never Silent: Voices of Freedom

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm


Celebrated annually since 1985, the Kandler Memorial Awards Dinner honors Delawareans who have made an indelible mark on our community as advocates and defenders of civil liberties. This year, we also welcome ACLU National Legal Director David Cole as our guest speaker. You may have seen him on the Rachel Maddow Show and in other interviews.

This year, we present the Kandler Award to:

  • Sarah, Sally and David McBride, honoring their advocacy on behalf of transgender youth. Sarah made history in 2016 when she became the first openly transgender person to speak at a national convention.
  • Theopalis K. "Theo" Gregory, Sr. former president of the Wilmington City Council and a champion for racial justice since his college days.

We are also honored to present our Clarence Darrow Award to Marion Quirk, who helped secure a settlement for a transgender prisoner who faced abuse and was denied necessary medical care.

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t forget about our silent auction! No matter your tastes or budget, we have something for you. More details to come!
Contact David Bever for more information: 302 654-5326 x 100